DSI Sutures – DSI Nylon

DSI Nylon Monofilament suture materials are available in the mono form. It is composed of long-chain aliphatic polymers of nylon. Due to its property of elasticity, it is useful for surface (epidermal, superficial) closure. DSI Nylon suture has a great deal of memory (Memory is the ability of suture material to return to the previous shape after deformation.) and its proclivity for knot slippage is known. Because of 100% synthetic origin, DSI Nylon causes a minimal reaction of the body tissues. DSI Nylon Sutures are made from Nylon – non-absorbable material that becomes encapsulated by connective tissue over time. The strength of the sutures varies according to their size, which can be determined by a uniformly applied number. For example, a 4-0 suture is more delicate, but the 2-0 suture has more strength, so it is very important to choose the right diameter for every procedure. DSI Nylon is non-absorbable sutures and made of materials that are not metabolized by the body, and are used therefore either on skin wound closure, where the sutures can be removed after a few weeks or in some inner tissues in which absorbable sutures are not adequate. This is the case, for example, in the heart and in blood vessels, whose rhythmic movement requires a suture which stays longer than three weeks, and do not lose the strength to give the wound enough time to heal, and completely close. Other organs, like the bladder, contain fluids that make absorbable sutures disappear in only a few days, which is inappropriate because it is too early for the wound to heal.